Adnate, Street Artist for Strike Macquarie
We think of our venues as our very own children – except unlike human babies, the more venues, the better. This week, our biggest and most badass Strike yet opened its doors to the thirsty masses of Macquarie NSW, and as a sort of pre-birth baby-shower gift to ourselves, we put Melbourne street artist Adnate on a plane up to Macquarie, pointed at the biggest, blankest walls we could find, and told him to do his thing. And the results? Well…you can watch it come alive here.
The finished product fits right in with the striking, urbanised design of the new venue, with its exposed ceilings, wood panelling and neon light fittings – and the bigger of the two pieces is a whopping 11 metres across (so when you get along to Strike Macquarie, we’re pretty sure you won’t miss it).
Adnate’s signature portraits can be found scattered through laneways and side streets all over Melbourne, but recently his work has been cropping up in Sydney too, not to mention India, the Netherlands, and Berlin, where he had his own solo show in 2011. We’re stoked to kick off our opening celebrations in Macquarie with our very own Adnate original.